The end of the year is fast approaching and so too are the usual parties to ring in the New Year! This festive season promises to be even more exciting for party goers as the cut off times for events were have been temporarily extended. However the onus is on promoters and party planners to ensure they do not abuse this privilege. We’ll tell you why on this week’s Get the Facts.
Looking to go shopping in Downtown Kingston this yuletide season? Well you’ll be glad to hear that measures are being put in place to ensure law and order is maintained around this busy period in the business district. Stay tuned to this edition of get the facts
Looking to compare prices on your phones for products being sold across the island? Well a quick download of the Consumer Affairs Commission (CAC) Jamaica App from the Google Play Store will help you do just that for businesses registered with the agency. Listen to this edition of Get the facts to learn more about CAC’s new app.
Despite continuous warnings and advisories, countless persons around the globe, including people in Jamaica, are still not taking the HIV/Aids epidemic seriously. On December 1, Jamaica joined the rest of the international community to observe World Aids Day, and as part of that awareness, Acting Deputy CEO of the JIS Enthrose Campbell interviewed the Monitoring and Evaluation Manager at the Jamaica Aids Support for Life, Xavier Biggs. Listen to this edition of Get the facts to learn more.
November 29 is the deadline to send in those applications for the annual Take a Child Home for the Holiday Initiative. Listen to Get the Facts as we tell you how the programme has been doing over the past few years and how you can get involved.
As at November 7 the National Surveillance Unit in the Ministry of Health and Wellness had recorded a total of 12,794 notifications for dengue in its electronic database. This was data received between January 1 last year and November 7 this year. Of that figure 7,179 cases have been classified as suspected, presumed or confirmed cases of dengue. Listen to get the details on this edition of Get the Facts.
Civil Service Week 2019 will be observed from November 17 to 22 under the theme: ‘Building and Sustaining a Culture of Excellence’. Activities to mark Civil Service Week are organised by the Civil Service Week Steering Committee (CSWSC) in the Ministry of Finance and the Public Service. Listen to Get the facts to learn more.
On this week’s Get the facts, Jamaica now has its own iGuide. We’ll tell you what it is and how you can access it on today’s programme.
In recent days the National Solid Waste Management Authority (NSWMA) has been urging citizens not to leave more than two bags of cuttings for collection and disposal in order to make compost. Listen today’s edition of Get the facts to learn more.
On this week’s get the facts, Voter ID cards valid until December 31, 2020, stay tuned to hear why.
This year over 140 Jamaicans will be presented with insignias during the National Honours and Awards ceremony on Heroes Day, Monday October 21. The ceremony will culminate activities being spearheaded by the Ministry of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport for National Heritage Week, October 13 to 21. National Heritage Week is being observed under the theme ‘Our Heritage… A Great Legacy’
The Public Safety and Traffic Enforcement Branch, PSTEB of the Jamaica Constabulary is partnering with key stakeholders to maintain order on the nation’s roads. Head of PSTEB, Assistant Commissioner of Police Kevin Blake joined JIS Deputy CEO Enthrose Campbell to discuss the collaborative approach to keeping our citizens safe. Listen to find out the steps PSTEB is making to maintain order on our roads.
As internet connectivity continues to increase across the country, there are renewed calls for the public to be aware of and safeguard themselves against cyber-scams and cyber threats. Have you ever been a victim of any of these criminal acts? Well even if your answer is no, it doesn’t mean you should be relaxed about it as it’s easy for many of us to fall prey to cybercriminals. Listen to Get the facts to learn more…
The National Land Agency (NLA) has significantly improved its eLandjamaica web portal, enabling more seamless public access to property information. The application now allows persons to conduct more comprehensive searches having integrated the functions of the previous eLandjamaica platform and iMapjamaica.
In 2018, the Ananda Alert system was activated at least 1,512 times. That’s the number of children reported missing for the year. The Ananda Alert is a nationwide system, designed to ensure speedy and safe recovery of a child in the unfortunate event that he/she is missing or abducted. The system came on stream in 2009. It involves mobilizing stakeholders to get the message of a missing child into the public domain the moment the matter is reported to the police.
September 16 was celebrated as the International Day for the Preservation of the Ozone layer under the theme 32 years and healing. The ozone layer is the earth’s natural shield from the sun’s harmful ultraviolet rays and the theme for this year’s observance signifies the three decades of international cooperation to protect it and the environment under the Montreal Protocol. The Montreal Protocol seeks to ensure countries phase out the production and consumption of ozone depleting substances such as chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs) and Hydrochlorofluorocarbons (HCFCs).
This year, three new categories of awardees will be introduced into the Civil Servants of the Year Award. The three new award categories are Technical, Management and Middle Management and the change aims to broaden the scope of eligible nominees as part of efforts to revitalise the initiative.
Want to become a marriage officer in Jamaica? Well find out how on this week’s get the facts, stay tuned.
On this week’s get the facts, find out how the Consumer Affairs Commission (CAC) can help you to avoid bad purchases especially during this, the last leg of the back to school shopping period.
A charitable organization is any institution established to give back. Under the law, according to section 2 of the Charities Act, such organizations can be a charitable trust or any institution, established for that exclusive purpose. It can also be an institution which has no part of its net income or assets going towards the personal benefit of any governing board member, settler of the organization or of any other private individual.